Past Events

  • 2016 Apr 28

    Opening of the II Art Exhibit "Spain"

    Location: 

    Real Colegio Complutense
    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    You are invited to the opening of the Real Colegio Complutense II Arts Exhibit, Themed "Spain", that will be held at the Real Colegio Complutense next April 28th at 6pm.

  • 2017 Mar 23

    Fifth Annual IECO-RCC International Colloquium at Harvard University: Educating Millennials for Ethical Leadership and Trust

    Location: 

    RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA
    9:30am to 2:00pm

    Organized by the Institute for Ethics in Communication and Organizations (IECO) from the University of Valencia and the RCC at Harvard University, and supported by the Abigail Adams Institute, the purpose of the Colloquiums is to bring together leading scholars and practitioners to shed light on what it takes to promote a work place environment that brings out the best in people, creating not only trust, but also organizations that thrive. 

  • 2017 Mar 22

    War and Photography in the Castañé Collection

    Location: 

    RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA
    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Distinguished speaker: Prof. John Stauffer

    Introduction by Francisco Prado-Vilar (RCC)

    The Castañé Collection, recently bequeathed to the Houghton Library, gathers together unique documents, photographs, and books that tell the story of the pivotal political and military events of the twentieth century. This lecture focuses on a selection of the unpublished treasures included in several albums containing photographs taken by soldiers in the long stretches of time when they were not involved in combat, which comprise more than 10,000 prints that provide a personal perspective on war, while sharing some common themes: landscapes, the civilian population, prisoners of war, soldier everyday life, military equipment, destruction, graves. 

  • 2017 Mar 15

    Social Democracy and Regionalism at the Roman Theatre of Sagunt

    Location: 

    RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA
    6:30pm to 7:30pm

    With the advent of democracy and the quasi-federalization of Spain during the 1980s, regions assumed unprecedented powers over heritage policy. In the Valencian Country, an area with a distinctive culture and language, nationalist claims tainted debates on preservation. These phenomena are well exemplified by the restoration project for the Roman theatre of Sagunt (ca. 50 AD), which the Valencian autonomous government commissioned in 1984. This paper will discuss that restoration in the light of the political tensions that surrounded the government’s social-democratic agenda, which aimed at the reconstruction of an egalitarian public realm and of a long-repressed regional identity.

  • 2017 Mar 10

    Law Students Debate Competition

    Location: 

    RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA
    10:30am

    Students began to debate competitively in the 1890s, with ad hoc debates between Harvard and Yale. A more formal association of Ivy League debaters began in 1908, when Harvard, Princeton, and Yale agreed to hold three annual debates, known together as Triangulars. Debaters at each college fiercely competed before their faculty members for the coveted slots. These were high-caliber debates: overflowing audiences watched each debate, and judges and presiding officers included university presidents, mayors, U.S. Court of Appeals judges, and even the former U.S. president Grover Cleveland. The debates were avidly watched by the public, even reported on by widely circulating newspapers like The New York Times. One Times journalist remarked in 1896, "It is generally as important to win this debate [Harvard vs. Yale] as to win the football debate in the fall."

  • 2017 Mar 09

    GIBB LECTURE SERIES: Scholars & Rulers In Al-Andalus: A Christian Emperor For The Muslims? Heraclius In Al-Andalus

    Location: 

    CGIS South 020, Belfer Case Study Rm, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    The Hamilton A.R. Gibb Lecture Series in Islamic history, social studies and culture was established at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in 1964 with funds generously donated by Mr. John Goelet, himself a student of Professor Gibb. It stands as a memorial to Sir Gibb’s longstanding commitment to the expansion and deepening of teaching and research on the Middle East at Harvard and beyond. Professor Gibb was Harvard's Jewett Professor of Arabic. His distinguished publication record included Islamic Society and the West plus Mohammedanism, both considered classics in the study of the Middle East.

  • 2017 Mar 06

    One Pavilion, Eight Palaces: Mies, Barcelona and the Bauhaus

    Location: 

    Harvard GSD Room 109 - 48 Quincy St. Cambridge
    6:30pm to 7:30pm

    The German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition was part of a much larger exhibiting sequence, which Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich constructed following their main undertaking in the Barcelona industrial exhibits: to design the entire German section.

  • 2017 Mar 06

    The role of the Cities in a Changing World: How Barcelona and Madrid put citizens first

    Location: 

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    12:00pm

    The aim of the panel is to present the two most important cities in Spain by tackling, from the perspective of the city, the most paramount issues on the current agenda of cities, including: measures to combat Social disconnection from politics and institutions; how cities are contributing and can contribute to current migration and refugee policy (in the context of President Trump's executive order); the housing problem; social inclusion policies, etc.

  • 2017 Mar 04

    The European Conference 2017 "Europe: New Directions"

    Location: 

    Harvard Kennedy School
    9:00am to 6:00pm

    The European Conference 2017 is the fifth edition of an event dedicated to Europe. It is presented by students at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

  • 2017 Mar 03

    The European Conference 2017 "Opening Reception for Europe New Directions"

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    The European Conference 2017 is the fifth edition of an event dedicated to Europe. It is presented by students at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. 

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